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Internal assessments of piping systems examined in NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by Fred Durso Employee on Jul 29, 2013

PipingWhat's the proper method for assessing a water-based fire protection piping system? Draining the entire system, opening the pipe, and looking inside--it turns out--isn't the only option.

As NFPA Journal columnist Matt Klaus explains in the latest issue, other approaches exist and are guided by NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. For instance, less invasive measures, including ultrasound or ultrasonic technology, adequately check these systems without having to shut them down.

"This technology...provides a cost-effective, noninvasive way to establish the internal condition of pipes without causing business interruption," says Klaus.

Learn more in the July/August issue of Journal. 

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